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Impacts of forest harvesting and regeneration on forest sites

Author(s) or contact(s): J.D. Lousier
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Soil Conservation
Series: Land Management Report
Other details:  Published 1990. Hardcopy is available.


Soil degradation associated with conventional forest harvesting, exacerbated by soil conditions and extent of machinery use on the area, is a major problem in B.C. and elsewhere in the PNW. This report examines surface erosion, mass movement, site assessment methods, sensitivity rating systems, rehabilitation, extension and planning, costs and productivity of harvesting equipment, economic impacts and research needs.

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Updated November 27, 2008